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Point 10:

La situation des droits de l’homme s’est nettement détériorée dans la région des Grands Lacs de l’Afrique, surtout au Burundi. Avec la perspective de la fin de la législature au mois de juin 1998 au Burundi, les différents durcissements d...

Tema 10: Cuestión de la violación de los derechos humanos….

Introducción La situación de los derechos humanos ha empeorado considerablemente en la Región de los Grandes Lagos, particularmente en Burundi. En vista que se va a terminar la legislatura en junio 1998, la polarización y los diferentes endurecimi...

Brazil

At the Commission Agostinho Diekmann ofm began a strong campaign to raise Brazilian issues among the government and NGOs delegations to whom he distributed information packets about the struggles of the landless people. In our statement, FI/OP stated ...

Colombia

Prior to the Commission meeting, Omar Fernandez ofm (Colombia) and the Familia Franciscana Colombiana worked together with a consortium of over fifty NGOs to prepare a position paper on Colombia. The work of these NGOs was a base for our FI/OP activities d...

Mexico

This year, FI/OP spoke more strongly on behalf of Mexican people than we have done at other sessions. We cosponsored the showing of two videos, one on paramilitaries and the other on the massacre in Acteal as well as the briefing on the human...

Pakistan

In 1997 FI/OP made an oral intervention at the Commission about the destruction of the Christian villages of Shanti Nagar and Khenawal in Pakistan. This year we returned to the situation of the two Christian villages and decided to addr...

Rwanda

FI/OP stressed the importance for the international community to receive a more detailed information on the human rights situation in Rwanda. Emmanuel Ntakarutimana op, a member of our delegation, spoke at a public NGOs briefing on the role o...

Item 2:Question of the violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms in any part of the world

Franciscans International and the Dominicans continue to monitor closely the human rights situation in Mexico, Brazil and Pakistan where we are actively involved and about which we had expressed our concerns at the last session of the 54th se...

!tem 7: Human rights of indigenous peoples

Franciscans International in collaboration with the Dominicans remain concerned about the progress made during the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous people in advancing of the rights of indigenous peoples. One of the objectives ...

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